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Water, our most precious resource

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Thursday 22nd March is World Water Day, an event launched by the United Nations in 1992 to highlight the importance of water, the need to safeguard it and ensure its accessibility to all. Water is a precious resource, it is not only essential for human health and survival, but also of vital importance for creating jobs and supporting economic, social and human development. This report describes some of Eni’s best practices in the countries where it operates, with a particular focus on access to water projects for the local communities. And on those cases where access to water means social integration.

Kenya

Kenya

Eni brings drinking water to Lamu County

Thanks to a new solar-powered desalination plant, Lamu County finally has access to drinking water. For some time now the inhabitants of Lamu (one of Kenya's six coastal counties) have suffered serious problems accessing water - an issue that has impacted the health of the community.

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Angola

Angola

Angola: our Integrated Social Project is providing water to communities

Water is scarce in the Provinces of Huíla and Namibe, and indeed throughout southern Angola, and drought is a serious problem. Through the Integrated Social Project, Eni offers support to four communities in the municipality of Gambos, and five communities in the municipality of Bibala, in Namibe Province.

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Nigeria

Nigeria

Eni and the FAO work together to provide access to water

An agreement signed with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is promoting the building of wells powered by photovoltaic systems. In addition, some of the projects run by Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), Eni's subsidiary in the country, aim to widen access to this resource and improve sanitation practices.

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Do what you can, do it with others, and do it with passion.

Guy Ryder, Chair of UN-Water

Our commitment to improving access to water for local communities: we’re involved in projects that support the development of the various countries in which we work, including through access to water.

Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo

Integrated Project Hinda

The aim of this project is to contribute to improving the living conditions and sustainable development of local communities found in the area of the M’Boundi, Kouakouala, Zingali and Loufika fields – in the District of Hinda – where ENI Congo operates.

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Pakistan

Pakistan

Every drop counts

In an extreme environment characterized by desert and aridity of soils, through Eni Pakistan, we support projects aimed at improving access to water for the local people.

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Video

Power is needed in order for communities to benefit from running drinking water. At Pointe Noire, in Congo, a virtuous circle has been created with the help of Centrale Elettrica del Congo to bring supplies to the city’s homes. Video in Italian version only.